8 days in California Itinerary

8 days in California Itinerary

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1
San Francisco
— 1 night
2
Yosemite National Park
— 3 nights
3
Los Angeles
— 1 night
4
San Diego
— 2 nights

1
night
San Francisco

San Francisco ©
San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): shop like a local with Ferry Building Marketplace and then head off the coast to Alcatraz Island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): get curious at Exploratorium, steep yourself in history at Golden Gate Bridge, and then go for a walk through Lombard Street.

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Portland to San Francisco is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Portland in July, expect nights in San Francisco to be about the same, around °F, while days are a bit cooler, around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Ferry Building Marketplace ©
Ferry Building Marketplace
Alcatraz Island ©
Alcatraz Island
Golden Gate Bridge ©
Golden Gate Bridge

3
nights
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park ©
Massive granite mountains, towering waterfalls, groves of Giant Sequoia trees, and wilderness as far as the eye can see distinguish the landscape of Yosemite National Park.
Yosemite National Park is known for nature, trails, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Glacier Point, don't miss a visit to Olmsted Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Yosemite Falls, and hike along Tuolumne Meadows.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Yosemite National Park trip builder.

Fly from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of subway and bus; or take a bus. When traveling from San Francisco in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yosemite National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Los Angeles.

Things to do in Yosemite National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Glacier Point ©
Glacier Point
Mariposa Grove ©
Mariposa Grove
Tuolumne Meadows ©
Tuolumne Meadows

1
night
Los Angeles

Los Angeles ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): kick back and relax at Venice Beach and Boardwalk, look for gifts at Amoeba Music, shop like a local with The Grove, thenmake a trip to Hollywood Walk of Fame, and finally look and learn at Griffith Observatory.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Los Angeles road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Yosemite National Park to Los Angeles takes 12 hours. Traveling from Yosemite National Park in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of °F in Los Angeles. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to San Diego.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Venice Beach and Boardwalk ©
Venice Beach and Boardwalk
Griffith Observatory ©
Griffith Observatory
The Grove ©
The Grove

2
nights
San Diego

San Diego ©
Divided into neighborhoods with distinct characters and cultural heritages, San Diego sits just north of the Mexican border and offers visitors a blend of tourist attractions, including a lively nightlife, diverse cuisine, and a thriving musical scene.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cabrillo National Monument and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at San Diego Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mission Beach Park and then kick back and relax at La Jolla Cove.

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Traveling by car from Los Angeles to San Diego takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in San Diego, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in San Diego

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Jolla Cove ©
La Jolla Cove
San Diego Zoo ©
San Diego Zoo
Cabrillo National Monument ©
Cabrillo National Monument

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